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Pa. Department of Transportation

(State-operated tow trucks will now be painted red and white, with a State Farm logo, rather than lime green.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

PennDOT Road Patrols Get an Insurance Company Sponsorship

State officials unveiled the new look for the service trucks today.

09/09/2014

(West Valley Green Road Bridge, prior to its reopening.  Photo by Jodi Christman, used with permission)

Valley Green Bridge Over Wissahickon Creek Reopens — Temporarily — Ahead of Schedule

The West Valley Green Road Bridge, which links Whitemarsh and Springfield townships, was shut down in March after Penndot inspectors found structural problems.

08/06/2014

(Penndot inspector Rober Slamon is brought into court for his hearing.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Two Charged in Alleged Scheme To Rip Off PennDOT and Taxpayers

Authorities arrested Thanh Nguyen, a Penndot contractor since 2009, and Robert Slamon, a state inspector whom prosecutors say was bribed by Nguyen to look the other way.

07/31/2014

(State highway officials unveil a new speed limit sign along the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

More 70 MPH Speed Limits Coming in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say the entire toll road system, including the sections that roll through urban areas, may get a speed limit boost to 70 mph next year.

07/23/2014

(The Pond Eddy Bridge, in Pike County, is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Photo provided by Penndot)

Pssst, Wanna Buy A Bridge? PennDOT’s Got One Just For You

You can buy a bridge for as little as $1. Currently there are eleven for sale.

07/18/2014

(2012 file photo, provided by Penndot)

PennDOT Promises More Attention To Landscaping Along Rt. 202 Parkway

Some residents whose homes back up to the 8½-mile parkway say the grounds behind their houses aren’t being taken care of.

06/03/2014

(File photo of Schuylkill Expressway by Paul Gluck)

Penndot Looking To Fix Schuylkill Expwy. Easements, Overtaxed By Latest Rains

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says it is looking into why thousands of drivers were caught up in two major areas of flooding along the Schuylkill Expressway on Wednesday afternoon and evening.

05/01/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett, far left, poses for photo with Penndot secretary Barry Schoch, at lectern.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Officials Showcase Highway Projects Benefitting From Funding Bill

Penndot officials say In some cases motorists may not see actual construction, but contracts will be bid this year because of the funding influx.

04/03/2014

(Floyd Carson holds his expired Penndot ID card.  As of April 1st, the fee for a new card is $27.50.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

For Those Living Hand-to-Mouth, New Penndot ID Card Fee is Harsh Slap

The price of a Penndot identification card more than doubled on April 1st, to $27.50.

04/01/2014

(A Ridley Park road crew fills the pothole at Thayer and Barker Streets.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Delaware County Sending More Funds To Towns For Pothole Repairs

Delaware County Council has decided to forego nearly all of the million dollars it receives from a state road maintenance fund and give it directly to the county’s 49 municipalities for pothole repairs.

03/12/2014

(The West Valley Green Bridge.  Photo provided by Montgomery County commissioners' office)

Sudden Closure of a Montco Bridge Sends Drivers, County Engineers Scrambling

County commissioner Leslie Richards says nearly 6,000 vehicles use the bridge each day. She says detour signs have been posted.

03/10/2014

(A driver negotiates past a formidable pothole on Fifth Street, north of Market, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Potholes Present Challenge For Delaware Valley Drivers, Repair Crews

The snow is melting, but that’s only exposing more gaping potholes throughout the region.

02/20/2014

(A sign language interpreter with Gov. Tom Corbett.  Image from PCN)

Gov. Corbett Says Pa. National Guard Will Aid in Snowstorm Response

The governor says the Guard has 14 four-wheel-drive ambulances available to support civilian EMTs in areas of the state hardest hit by the storm.

02/13/2014

FILE PHOTO: A PennDOT truck prepares for a coming snowstorm.  (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Penndot Ready For Coming Snowstorm, Urges Driver Caution

Penndot’s Nick Martino says the suburbs north and west of the city could see as much as 14 inches of snow while the city and the I-95 corridor will get snow at first and then sleet and rain.

02/12/2014

FILE PHOTO: Salt trucks out in full force (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Councilman Wants Hearing On Road Salt Dangers and Misuse

City councilman Jim Kenney has a long list of concerns about how the Streets Department uses salt during snowstorms. Topping the list is whether road salt poses serious health hazards to dogs or small children.

02/08/2014

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